My first coleman

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  1. JP2

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    This is my first Coleman ever, it is a 400 , WHY , because I prefer to have all brass inside the tank and flexibility about adjustability.
    Now untill I receive it sometime next week and my perceference to find a 502 at a good price, I am looking for 2 windscreens for them. Any idea where I can find it?
    Thank in advance
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    I have a half dozen 502’s sitting around the shop,,, and I’ve given away that many more. Just a great old stove...
     
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    A good stove. Hope you like it. I use either a folding aluminum screen or a carbon fiber one my wife made for me. If you are lucky you could find a Sigg set with wind screen for it. Brad
     
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    Interesting, I always prefer homemade stocks. Can I see the one your wife made for you.
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    1A85AED7-C982-45F5-8A11-3F4897A8869A.jpeg 7E4E4111-4215-4BFA-9B02-11944BBA6BC3.jpeg @JP2 here is my carbon fiber felt windscreen. You can see the two velcro straps that attach to velcro tabs. Brad
     
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    Thank @BradB
    It is probably because she likes your dome heater on the boat that she did that. Lolo
    Good Job to her
     
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    Damn, I'm going to have to order more felt now aren't I.

    Another small winter job added to an ever increasing list.
     
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    Mine does not have brass inside the tank, just the same color inside the tank as the outside Brown. I guess those in Canada are all brass?
     
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    Is it a 400 or 400A. By my reading I thought all 400 were brass, not 400A.

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    Here we go, here is my first Coleman 400 that I have received yesterday. Things look good

    What I wanna do with that one or all my stoves is to fire up one before I open up to see where should I be more focused when I rebuild it.

    Now I have to make a list of all parts I will needed to be successful. In the same time, I will study Coleman stoves.
    I am also thinking to fabric a new generator but if I can find a new one before, it will be safer. Yes Yes Yes I know the one on the stove is maybe good but I wanna give a try.

    Any suggestions is Welcome.

    Thank

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    These are the different windscreens that I have collected over the years. Some were for stoves with 4 pot supports and some fit better on stoves with 5 pot supports.

    Mike
     
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    If you figure out how to make a generator for this you should go into business. They are nearly impossible to find. Your stove looks good and does not look like car gas was used; they are usually grubbier. Keep Coleman fuel in it and it might last a long time.
     
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    I would love to have some scraps one to play with before I tried.

    Anyone has a scrap generator to give away.
     
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    I just heated coffee water on mine. They burn strong, blue, and steady. Enjoy! Brad
     
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    Ok I did fire up my new stove and WoW, first try fire strait up.
    Here It is -4 cecius and it took 5,.40 min to boil 2 cups of water without windscreens.
    I think I did a good buy. YES

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    Nice! I was hoping she would fire right up for you. You made a good choice. Brad